Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in County Of Herefordshire

Shucknall
Wellington Heath
Bishopstone
Willersley
Mahollam
The Broad
Michaelchurch
Ridgeway Cross
Munderfield Row
Sugwas Pool
Tidnor
Kerry's Gate
Acton Beauchamp
Felton
Marlow
Woodbrook
Yarsop
Munderfield Stocks
Evendine
Walterstone Common
Dukes
Perton
Nupton
Grendon Green
Whitchurch
Combe
Cobnash
Aymestrey
Yazor
Sutton St Nicholas
Coldharbour
Thornbury
Brick End
Eyton
Westmoor
St Owen's Cross
Putley
Walterstone
Brimfield
Stagbatch
Bradlow
Kingstone
Collington
Portway
Bishops Frome
Adley Moor
Lea
Llangrove
Munsley
Canon Frome
Stoke Edith
Trewen
Bredenbury
Moccas
Ashton
Lower Hergest
Fromington
Crow Hill
Stretford
Brampton Abbotts
Upton Bishop
Yatton
The Forge
Donnington
Yarkhill
Llanveynoe
Putley Common
Tretire
Green Crize
White Stone
Little Garway
Sarnesfield
Bromyard Downs
Little Brampton
Howle Hill
Orleton Common
Mathon
Pontrilas
Eau Withington
Lyde Cross
Aulden
Ryelands
Eaton
Vowchurch Common
Eardisley
Loxter
Lower Kinsham
Little Common
Holme Marsh
Lulham
Bush Bank
Dormington
Wilton
Stansbatch
Bullinghope
King's Acre
Stockton
West Lydiatt
Moreton on Lugg
Little Tarrington
Moreton Jeffries
Knapton Green
Bolstone
Greenhill
Crozen
Breinton Common
Blakemere
Symonds Yat East
Upper Wellington
Whitney-on-Wye
Gosford
Sandyway
Even Pits
Upper Lye
Bredward
Trolway
Brinsop
Brookfield
Foxley
Abbey Dore
Preston on Wye
Rowlestone
Venn's Green
Twyford Common
Ewyas Harold
Lower Welson
St Weonards
Elton's Marsh
Kington
Whyle
Peterstow
Welsh Newton Common
Whitbourne
The Leys
Bailey Lane End
Didley
Goodrich Cross
Little Dewchurch
Ford
Kenchester
Monnington on Wye
Rowland's Green
Wood End
Orleton
Hardwicke
Tedstone Delamere
Pipe Aston
Much Cowarne
Shobdon
Shenmore
Rodd Hurst
Parkway
Orcop Hill and Cole's Tump
Humber
Norbridge
Little Hereford
Hay-on-Wye and Y Gelli Gandryll
Welsh Newton
Pipe and Lyde
Goodrich
Great Malvern
Hoarwithy
Tyberton
High Lane
Linton
Peterchurch
Sallys
Longtown
Nokelane Head
Brampton Bryan
Harewood End
Great Brampton
Hope Mansell
Sollers Hope
Aston
Crumpton Hill
Storridge
Ledbury
Marlbrook
Lower Green
Upper Grove Common
Edwyn Ralph
Brobury
Kivernoll
King's Caple
Combe Moor
King's Pyon
Auberrow
The Vauld
Upper Egleton
Lower Town
Byford Common
Upper Dormington
Park Gate
Sutton Marsh
Almeley
Weston Beggard
Fiddler's Green
Pixley
Ridge Hill
Weobley
Winforton
Arrow Green
Lyonshall
Withington
Wayend Street
Bosbury
Waller's Green
Wetmore
Crocker's Ash
Ruxton Green
Leinthall Starkes
Meadow Green
Bromsash
Upper Kinsham
Garway
Burford
Kinton
The Bage
Pontshill Marsh
Woods Eaves
Madley
Leinthall Earls
Holme Lacy
Preston Wynne
Llancloudy
Ailscroft
Little Birch
Cobhall Common
Staplow
Foy
Symonds Yat West
Hinton
Crick's Green
Kinnersley
Hill Gate
Sapey Common
Whitton
Callow
Much Dewchurch
Burmarsh
Lower Hardwick
Leysters
Cabal
Fromes Hill
Orcop
Kimbolton
Veldo
Weston
Almeley Wootton
Pontshill
Penguithal
Woonton
Stretton Sugwas
Little Marcle
Easthampton
Westbrook
Burghill
Munstone
Hatfield
Logaston
Wolferlow
Bellamore
Elms Green
Wacton
Westfield
Dorstone
Headland
Birley
Gorsley Common
Strangford
Yarpole
Hill-field
Baysham
Litmarsh
Kingsland
Rushock
Dinedor
Rushall
The Parks
Bearwood
Clehonger
Colwall
Woolhope Cockshoot
Broad Oak
How Caple
St Margarets
Middleton
Bircher
Luntley
Falcon
Cockyard
Aston Ingham
Lower Egleton
Pen-pwll-sond
Mansel Lacy
Stoke Lacy
Leintwardine
Checkley
Tillington
Upper Town
Ryeford
Calver Hill
Bycross
Phocle Green
Pudleston
Urdimarsh
Glewstone
Upper Hill
Byford
Allensmore
Netherton
Much Marcle
Shawl
Bacton
Ross-on-Wye
Crowmoor
Pencombe
Holywell
Ballsgate Common
Clodock
Canon Bridge
Todding
Urishay Common
Cold Green
Kynaston
Stoke Lane
Pentre-Jack
Lower Bearwood
Garway Hill
Durlow Common
Stanford Bishop
Byton
Wellington Marsh
Lower Buckenhill
Upper Breinton
Norton Wood
Perrystone Hill
Barrelhill Green
Mansell Gamage
Mordiford
Stocking
Lower Broxwood
Hill of Eaton
Westhide
Aston Crews
King's Thorn
Winnal
Priory Wood
Pie Corner
Sellack
Lower Grove Common
Swainshill
Staunton on Arrow
Mortimer's Cross
Hillhampton
Kilcot
Wharton
Hawkersland Cross
Steen's Bridge
Sollers Dilwyn
Carey
New Street
Stockingfield
Leominster
Little Gorsley
Lingen
Holmer
Fawley Chapel
Kerne Bridge
Nutfield
Bagwyllydiart
Sutton St Michael
Burley Gate
Upper Maes-coed
Llanandras and Presteigne
Claytons
Hyde Ash
Lewis Wych
Wyson
The Hundred
Upper Lyde
Coughton
Hereford
Nunnington
Middleton on the Hill
Huntington
Brimfieldcross
Luston
Little Merthyr
Norton Canon
Marden
White Rocks
Ham Green
Rhydspence
Tarrington
Upper Marston
Moorcot
Munsley Green
Pikestye
Coddington
Hurstley
Kingswood
Brockhampton
Ocle Pychard
Panks Bridge
Titley
Turnastone
Bridstow
Bodenham
Buckholt
Wellington
Ledgemoor
Lower Harpton
Weobley Marsh
Llanwarne
Stowe
Bredwardine
Lower Maes-coed
Risbury
Trumpet
Merbach
Hom Green
Gilfach
Monkland
Ashperton
Franklands Gate
Poolpardon
Vowchurch
Brierley
Thruxton
Pencraig
Grittlesend
Buckton
Much Birch
Ashley Moor
Brockmanton
Little Hill
Canon Pyon
Hampton Bishop
Knill
Eastnor
Beavan's Hill
Howton
Burcher
Gorsley
Bradnor Green
Meer Common
Credenhill
Ebnall
Welshman's Lane
Preston Marsh
Tedstone Wafer
Buckcastle Hill
Birchall
Ivington
Lea Line
Monkhide
Moorhampton
Docklow
Upper Hardwick
Marston
Marlas
Llanrothal
Biddlestone
Deerfold
Moreton
Prior's Frome
Whitechurch Maund
Stoke Cross
Upperton
Wormsley
Kilpeck
Cradley
Lawton
Common Bach
Aylton
Birtley
Old Forge
Lower Breinton
Woolhope
Shelwick
Bromyard
Lugwardine
Lucton
Rodd
Halmond's Frome
Haven
Isle of Rhea
Pen-y-Park
Linley Green
Wormbridge
Stapleton
Grantsfield
Elton
Clifford
Adforton
Three Ashes
Nextend
Hope under Dinmore
Upton Crews
Brilley Mountain
Michaelchurch Escley
Colwall Stone
Crossway
Dulas
Eardisland
Fownhope
Bridge Sollers
Chickward
Eastwood
Wigmore
Upper Sapey
Withington Marsh
Staunton on Wye
Putley Green
Dilwyn
Newton
Winter's Cross
Comberton
Richards Castle
Sutton Lakes
Nash
Pen-allt
Eaton Bishop
Lyne Down
Upper Hergest
Uphampton
Lower Wootton
Stony Cross
Wormelow Tump
Ludstock
Downton on the Rock
Hagley
Westhope
Green Lane
Weirend
Maund Bryan
Snodhill
Little Doward
Cock Gate
Lower Lye
Evesbatch
Newtown
Kentchurch
Walford
Stoke Prior
Moorend Cross
Burrington
Hamnish Clifford
Letton
Tillington Common
Wootton
Acton Green
Bicton
Grafton
Woonton Ash
Little Cowarne
Old Gore
Pembridge
Llangarron
Ongar Street
Bartestree
Stretton Grandison
Shirl Heath
Ballingham
Wilson
Millhalf

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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